Friday, March 5, 2010

Celebrate Human Achievement Hour 27 March 2010 as Earth Hour runs out of steam

The organisers of Earth Hour, to be held this year on March 27, adveritse the resolution of warming worriers:
With 579 cities, towns and municipalities and 77 countries and regions across every continent already signed up to this year’s ‘lights out’ event, Earth Hour is set to show the world that a resolution to the threat of global warming is possible through collective action.
What, only 579 cities signed up so far? Seems that resolutiuon may actually be fading fast, given their target:
Earth Hour 2010 aims to reach one billion people in more than 1,000 cities encouraging them to cast their vote for the earth by turning off their lights.
In fact, it’s a massive drop on last year’s numbers:
88 countries and 4,088 cities participated in Earth Hour 2009, ten times more cities than Earth Hour 2008 had...
(Thanks to Observer of Wodonga.)


Or, suggests Senator Cory Bernardi, you may choose on that date and time to help him celebrate something much more important:
The Conservative Leadership Foundation has launched a campaign to recognise and celebrate “Human Achievement Hour” .

During Human Achievement Hour, people around the world will be recognising the incredible accomplishments of the human race.

Originally conceived by the Competitive Enterprise Institute in 2009, Human Achievement Hour coincides with the earth hour campaign but salutes those who keep the lights on and produce the energy that makes human achievement possible.
Let them eat carbon credits:
The British Government, as revealed by the EU’s Official Journal, has allocated £60 million of taxpayers’ money to be spent on buying carbon credits from the Third World for the use of government buildings and other official purposes – so that our civil servants can continue to benefit from the CO2 emissions needed to keep their offices warm and lit.

The Government has contracted to buy these credits, mainly available from China and India, through 10 British and foreign companies… The net result of all this trading and jiggery-pokery is that, after billions of pounds and dollars have changed hands, with a hefty commission for those bankers and other carbon traders along the way, there is no reduction in greenhouse gas emissions whatever. But at least our political class can continue to work in warm offices and fly righteously round the world on our behalf – while the rest of us foot the bill.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Senator Bernadi is a fuckwit.